AFTER BRIDGE INSPECTION, CM SHOULD UNFURL TRI-COLOUR AS WELL ON DECEMBER 19: CHODANKAR

PANAJI A day after ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made his first public appearance for inspection of under-construction Mandovi bridge, Goa Pradesh Congress president Girish Chodankar has asked the CM to also attend the Goa Liberation Dya celebrations and hoist the tri-colour on December 19.  “Parrikar should on Wednesday, December 19, show the “same spirit” as shown on Sunday while inspecting…

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SATISH DHOND APPOINTED AS GOA BJP ORGANISING SECRETARY

PANAJI Known to be a close aide of CM Manohar Parrikar, Satish Dhond has been appointed as the Organising Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa. Dhond will be reporting to BJP’s general secretary for Goa Vijay Puranik. Dhond is currently holding charge of Maharashtra’s Thane and Konkan region. 

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WILL TALK TO STAKEHOLDERS BEFORE TAKING MAJOR DECISIONS, IF MADE CM: LOBO

PANAJI Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA from Calangute Michael Lobo today said that if he is assigned the responsibility to become the Chief Minister, he would take all stakeholders into confidence before taking any decision which would impact state economy. “If I am given an opportunity to become Chief Minister, I will ensure that major decisions will be made after taking…

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GOVT HIGH ON DRAMA, LOW ON ACTION: SARDESAI

NEW DELHI Goa Forward Party (GFP) president Vijai Sardesai slammed the ruling party on the mining issue and said that those in the government are “high on drama and low on action”. Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai met representatives of mining dependents at Ram Leela Maidan in Delhi. Sardesai further said that BJP leaders should stop giving empty speeches and…

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ELECTION RESULTS IN 5 STATES WILL IMPACT POLITICAL SCENE IN GOA AS WELL: CHODANKAR

PANAJI The results of Assembly elections in five states will have a significant impact on Goan politics, Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Tuesday. “This result has taught a lesson to BJP allies, specially Goa Forward, whose leaders had criticised Rahul Gandhi’s leadership in Goa Assembly and outside time and again,” Chodankar said in a statement. “We will see a similar…

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STATE GOVT OBJECTS TO PLEA FOR DECLARING CM’s HEALTH STATUS IN HIGH COURT

PANAJI The Goa government has objected to a plea seeking the High Court’s direction to the state administration to declare the health status of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar citing the fundamental right to privacy,  In an affidavit filed before Justice R M Borde of the Goa bench of the Bombay high court Friday, state Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma questioned the maintainability…

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BJP WILL FACE POLITICAL IMPACT IF MINING NOT RESUMED: SARDESAI

PANAJI The BJP in Goa will be politically affected if mining does not restart soon, said Vijai Sardesai who is a minister in the BJP-led coalition government in Goa. Sardesai said that Goa Forward party, which is a part of the BJP-led alliance, would be joining pro-mining protesters in Delhi during the upcoming winter session of Parliament. “The chief minister knows the…

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PARRIKAR WANTED TO STEP DOWN AS CM BUT BJP HIGH COMMAND DID NOT ALLOW THAT: SARDESAI

PANAJI Goa Forward Party chief and Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday said that the ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wanted to resign, but the BJP high command dismissed it. “He (Parrikar) wanted to give up the CM’s post and wanted to allot portfolios to other ministers when he was admitted to hospital during Ganesh Chaturthi festival,” Sardesai said. Sardesai said that…

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PARRIKAR, D’SOUZA, MADKAIKAR WILL ATTEND NEXT ASSEMBLY SESSION: TENDULKAR

PANAJI The BJP, on Wednesday, dismissed MGP’s claim that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and two other BJP MLAs are terminally ill. Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar told reporters that the chief minister and MLAs Francis D’Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar will be attending the next session of the Legislative Assembly. In a petition filed before the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court…

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MGP FILES PETITION IN HIGH COURT

PANAJI The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, member of the BJP-led ruling alliance in Goa, has filed a petition before the High Court saying that three BJP MLAs including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar were terminally ill and in no position to attend the assembly session if convened for a floor test. The petition, which was filed before the Panaji Bench of the Bombay…

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